Nov 22, 2010

Had I a hammock white.....


Had I a hammock white,
To tie betwixt two palms.
I'd swing in it, all night.

What a night it would be!
Had I a hammock white,
Rocking to the sea's lullaby.

I'd swing in it all night,
With the cool seaside breeze,
Heaven on earth, alright!

By day in it, I'd snooze,
Had I a hammock white,
Left to me and my booze.

On a sunny afternoon, bright,
A lazy siesta it would be, then
I'd swing in it all night.

Oblivious to the world's lies and spite,
Surrounded only by beautiful blues,
Had I a hammock white,
I'd swing in it all night.


A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa. The first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last couplet (last two lines).

This Villanelle has been written for the Z-A in 26 days challenge at 'I Rhyme Without Reason'



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